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Offline dead_pool

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Digitial Painting Help

on: May 07, 2009, 01:40:40 am
I don't know exactly where to post this, so if it's incorrect, I apologize in advance. I can't seem to find any good tutorials or guides for digital painting. Most of them either cost money, or are just total crap. If anyone knows of any they could direct me to, that would be most helpful. Also if anyone can offer me their own tips and guidance for a novice like me, that would also be great! I have a buncha sketches that need to be painted, but I don't know how to go about that in a procedure that will result in a pleasing outcome. I have seen some of the artwork posted in the creativity thread, and I must say... WOW! There is some good stuff there, especially from Indigo, and I want to be able to do the same.

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Re: Digitial Painting Help

Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 08:08:50 am
What you mean by "digital painting", as well as what advice you need, is quite unclear.
Are the mentioned "sketches" scanned from paper originals or did you draw them digitally?
Are they high quality artwork that you want to improve or just a rough skeleton that you want to remake?
Are they small and precise (suitable for pixel art techniques, the almost exclusive interest of this forum) or fuzzy and high resolution (suitable for "painting" with a tablet and variants of photo retouching methods)?
What image editing software are you using and/or are you able to switch to?
What tutorials and guides are you disliking (and why) or avoiding because of cost, and what do you feel you have to learn?

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Re: Digitial Painting Help

Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 11:11:40 am
Here is some helpfulstuff on digital painting from Arne, which you could have found by looking at the Tools, Resources and Linkage Thread

http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/tuts/process.jpg
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